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Instructions

Welcome to Wheatland Institute’s application; thank you for taking your first steps with us.

Please be sure to read the following instructions carefully. All information must be complete before the application can be processed. All correspondence are to fill out the Application to its entirety.

 

Notification of Social Security Number Collection and Usage

In compliance with Section 119.071(5), Florida Statutes, Wheatland Institute issues this notification regarding the purpose for the collection and use of your Social Security Number (SSN). Wheatland Institute collects and uses your SSN only to perform College duties and responsibilities. To protect your identity, Wheatland Institute will maintain the privacy of your SSN and never release it to unauthorized parties in compliance with state and federal laws. The College assigns you a unique student/employee identification number, which is used for associated employment and educational purposes at Wheatland Institute, including the access of your college records.

Wheatland Institute may collect and/or use your Social Security Number for the following purposes:

Federal legislation relating to the Hope Tax Credit requires that all postsecondary institutions report student SSNs to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This IRS requirement makes it necessary for Wheatland Institute to collect the SSN of every student. A student may refuse to disclose his/her SSN for this purpose, but he/she may be subject to IRS penalties.

SSNs appear on official transcripts and are used for business purposes in accordance with parameters outlined by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Federal and State Regulations

Tracking uses are authorized by SBE Rule 6A-10955(3)(e); 1008.386, F.S. and the Gen-eral Education Provisions Act (20 USC 1221(e-1)). Hope/Lifetime Tax Credit uses are authorized by 26 USC 6050S and Federal Register, June 16, 2000/IRC Section 25A Registration uses are authorized by 119.071(5)

The College Reach-Out Program (CROP) uses are authorized by 1007.34, F.S.

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